Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Oven-Roasted Asparagus

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I’m embarrassed to say that the first time I tried asparagus they came out of a can. They were mushy and tasted like sulfur. Fortunately for me, I always try foods again when I don’t think I like it, just to be sure. This recipe for oven-roasted asparagus is the recipe that turned me on to asparagus. It is now my favorite go-to asparagus recipe.

The asparagus are sprinkled with olive oil lemon zest and parmesan cheese, then roasted in the oven until tender and delicious. Not only are these oven-roasted asparagus exploding with delicious flavor, but this recipe is also quick and simple to make. Let me show you how I make them:

How To Make Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, for easy cleanup.

Wash the asparagus and pop off the woody ends. Place the asparagus on the prepared sheet pan. Toss the asparagus with olive oil and season with salt and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste.

Oven roasted asparagus are coated in olive oil, lemon zest and parmesan cheese and roasted until tender, is one of my favorite asparagus recipes. YUMMY! | TheMountainKitchen.com

Using a Microplane, grate as much fresh Parmesan cheese over the asparagus as you want. Then grate the zest of one lemon over the asparagus.

grating parmesan cheese

Place the sheet pan in the oven. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until the cheese is lightly golden and the asparagus is crispy.

Oven roasted asparagus are coated in olive oil, lemon zest and parmesan cheese and roasted until tender, is one of my favorite asparagus recipes. YUMMY! | TheMountainKitchen.com

NOTE: it is important to grate the cheese before zesting the lemon. The lemon zest moisture and oils will cause too much of the cheese to stick to the bottom of the grater and it won’t fall down onto the asparagus as good.

Oven roasted asparagus are coated in olive oil, lemon zest and parmesan cheese and roasted until tender, is one of my favorite asparagus recipes. YUMMY! | TheMountainKitchen.com

I hope you will try these paired with the Halibut with caper butter sauce and the Mediterranean Couscous I made this past week.

This is pretty darn gourmet for The Mountain Kitchen!

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Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Oven-roasted asparagus are coated in olive oil, lemon zest, and parmesan cheese and roasted until tender, is one of my favorite asparagus recipes. YUMMY!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus, Oven Roasted
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 85kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ parmesan cheese grated
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, for easy cleanup.
  • Wash the asparagus and pop off the woody ends. Place the asparagus on the prepared sheet pan. Toss the asparagus with olive oil and season with salt and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste.
  • Using a Microplane, grate as much fresh Parmesan cheese over the asparagus as you want. Then grate the zest of one lemon over the asparagus.
  • Place the sheet pan in the oven. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until the cheese is lightly golden and the asparagus are crispy

Notes

It is important to grate the cheese before zesting the lemon. The lemon zest moisture and oils will cause too much of the cheese to stick to the bottom of the grater and it won’t fall down onto the asparagus as good.

Nutrition

Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2.4mg
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7 thoughts on “Oven-Roasted Asparagus”

  • I had only eaten asparagus once in my life and it was not good at all. Tonight I decided to give your “Roasted Asparagus” a shot to determine if it was the cook that made it bad or if I really didn’t like it.

    I went to Food Lion and bought some really UGLY asparagus because I didn’t have time to go raid your garden.

    In short, my wife, son, and I ate it all up and wanted some more!

    • That is awesome! The first time I ever tried asparagus they came out a can. They were mushy and nasty and I did not like them at all. I tried them again like this and fell in love with them. Always choose fresh over canned and you can’t go wrong.
      I am so glad you shared your experience with me. Thank you!

      P.S. Don’t be alarmed when you pass water…lol!

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